HC Deb 28 March 1960 vol 620 cc98-9W
Mr. Clark Hutchison

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what pro-press has been made in the preservation, photographing and recording of documents, held in Aden Government Departments, which relate to the early history of Aden and the Protectorate.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Some financial provision for protection of volumes in the archives has been made in the Colony Estimates for 1960–61. Otherwise, so far as preservation is concerned, I have nothing to add to my predecessor's reply to the hon. Member of 16th July, 1958.

It has however been possible to appoint a historian under a Colonial Development and Welfare Research Scheme to prepare a history of Aden for the period of the British connection. This history will draw on much of the information in the Aden Government Archives.

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